Title: Status Update
Author: Annabeth Alberts
Genre: MM Contemporary
Vice: Nerds, Rescues
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
Lock this book up: 4 out of 5 keys. This book is smoking hot, and so sexy! It really supports a wonderful story line.
Cover Impressions: Adorbs!!
Synopsis: Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He's a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister's wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he's left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail.
That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah's hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon, a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks.
Something doesn't add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Adrian must decide whether he's ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it's even begun?
Impressions: This was the book I needed to read, and I am so grateful to Ms. Albert for giving it to me! I have loved all of her short stories, and I was excited to read her first full length novel. This surpassed my excitement and made it to my top reads of the year list. I just snuggled in and ate this delicious read right up!
I just loved Noah and his stuffy exterior that is hiding a man who is desperate for comfort and companionship. I found him to be completely believable, and I loved the way Albert created a backstory that explained his prickly exterior.
Adrian was an adorable counter part to Noah. He is joyful and free with his love, but he feels like the awkward black sheep of the family, despite his own professional successes.
This book was so sexy and steamy that I felt myself blushing and hoping no one was reading over my shoulder! What really drew me in were the amazing characters who ache for love and acceptance under the surface, but who don’t know how to grab it when it is near them. This book has just the right balance of angst and sweetness, and sexiness and romance. The pace was perfect, and I didn’t want it to end.
Do yourself a favor and grab this one when it is release on 12/7. Its up for pre-order now, so get it now and be ready to set some time aside on 12/7!
I received this book as an ARC though NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.